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Old 03-19-2012, 04:29 AM
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Spring has finally sprung here in Connecticut. The "Why in the world am I doing this build has begun" While digging, I kept trying to figure out what caused me to start this endeavor. I felt like Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams "If you build it, they will come" I said that to my wife and she asks "Who are They" I said "I don't know " It is like I am motivated by some mysterious force? Who knows....anyway, I am enjoying myself! Tonight after work, I will place the rebar and screen to get ready for concrete mid week.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:37 AM
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All of a sudden I've had this unexplainable urge to get in my car and drive. Don't know where I'll go but north east just feels right, perhaps Connecticut. I'm a pizza freak so I know I will search out the best pizza around.

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Old 03-19-2012, 06:12 AM
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All of a sudden I've had this unexplainable urge to get in my car and drive. Don't know where I'll go but north east just feels right, perhaps Connecticut. I'm a pizza freak so I know I will search out the best pizza around.

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LOL Well if "They" show up I better have plenty of dough!!!
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:31 AM
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LOL Well if "They" show up I better have plenty of dough!!!
Congrats on the start of a long but satisfying journey! I too am back outside to finish the outside of my oven. I have some left over building supplies if you want to stop over and free cycle. Again congrats on your start and have a safe journey!
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:29 AM
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Thanks John. I am also finding out that this is also going to get expensive. Even though I thought I acquired everything for at least the stand and the dome, I am finding that I needed a grinder to cut rebar and a new drill and of course it had to be the Dewalt hammer drill lithium ion 20volt
I am on my stand now and need to go out and get some angle iron to finish it off so I can start framing the hearth. I am always up to free cycle if you need to get rid of some excess supplies. PM me and let me know what you have.

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Old 04-15-2012, 08:05 AM
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The weather warmed up again and I accomplished a little more. Thanks to John(Aegis) I needed a single cinder block to finish the stand and rebar that he graciously gave to me. I can't thank him enough. I had the privilege to see his oven in person. VERY beautiful with the slate roof and copper. He truly did an amazing job. I don't think I will even come close to his on outside appearance. Im not that patient. I just want functionality. Here are a few shots of where I am. 38 bags of 80lb concrete for the slab was not fun. I can't wait until the grunt work is done. I still need to fill the cores and construct my top forms for the hearth. I will get to that during the week.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:32 AM
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Good start, but the grunt work doesn't really end, it just changes. Get your back ready to pour the top slab. Get some help.

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Old 04-17-2012, 05:30 PM
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Great Start Dave, Mike D. is correct, the grunt work never ends, it only pauses for arches and detail work, then its back to mixing mortar and laying brick, putting up flues/chimneys etc.
Great start! Keep up the good work!
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:59 AM
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Hey David,
I found the bag of fireclay, if you want it I'll keep it findable (is that a word?) So if you are in the area just give a shout and stop by to pick it up.
It is really from Pizza Oven Bob in oxford, he gave me a bag and a half. I only used the half bag.
Hope all is going well and you are getting some quality oven time in!
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:04 PM
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Thanks John. I will definitely give you a shout when I need it. Other chores have kept me from any further progress. I did get the lumber to frame out my hearth though. I will reach out maybe this next weekend.

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